LA Art Book Fair 2016

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The LA Art Book Fair
Presented by Printed Matter

February 12-14
at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Printed Matter presents the fourth annual LA Art Book Fair, from February 12 through 14, 2016, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LA.

Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 300 presses, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over 20 countries.

The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York City. Over 35,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2015.

Christian Tunge from HEAVY Books will be there to represent my book A System of Possible Movements.

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I moved back to my hometown Karlskrona together with Simone Alexandra in an attempt to live a more self-sufficient life and to create a platform for us and other artists who feel the need to leave the city.

Meanwhile I’ve been establishing a design and print studio by the name of Studio Mycel.

Europe by car

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Been riding around in this bad boy lately. This is Foliehatten, our VW LT 31 camper van from ’79 that has been systematically repaired through-out Europe for the last couple of months. Me and Simone have been traveling, doing research for future projects. Some days ago we arrived back in Copenhagen and are filled with strength and excitement over the next upcoming months. We have a lot of new work in the making and dreams that drives us forward!

NY Art Book Fair 2014

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The New York Art Book Fair
Presented by Printed Matter

September 26–28
at MoMA PS1

This year’s fair presents Norway Focus: Kunstnerbøker; a curated selection of 23 Norwegian booksellers, institutions, artists and independent publishers. You will find my book A System of Possible Movements represented by Christian Tunge from HEAVY Books at table 8 next to Cornerkiosk Press.

The annual NY Art Book Fair is the world’s largest event for artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals and zines. The ninth edition will present more than 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from 28 countries.

Norway Focus: Kunstnerbøker is made possible by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

The launch of HEAVY Books

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Exhibition and book release
at MELK, Oslo

May 9

HEAVY Books is an artist run publishing project whose focus lies on limited edition books, zines and other printed matter. A small exhibition and the release of five books will mark the birth of the imprint.

MELK is proud to host the simultaneous book release and launch of the new Oslo/Gothenburg based imprint HEAVY Books. It will present five books from young Scandinavian artists Christopher Landin, Erik Viklund, Petter Berg, Magne Lyngvær and Christian Tunge.

The work of Christopher Landin (b. 1988) is all about interactions. The photographs in the series A System of Possible Movements are traces of actions. They make us see the subtle actions of growing, piling, tracing and adjusting that both humans and nature use as ways of accommodating to the world. Meaning is projected onto the actions of nature through the photographs. They refer not only to something in the world, but to the act of photographing.

Sönder, riso printed two times over by the artist Erik Viklund (b. 1982), can be described as a hauntology of his relation to snow. Once; pictures of white fields and horizons, now clogged or exploded. Lost to an in-betweenness of what disappears through repetition and whats created through abstraction. Viklund subordinates the moment, landscape and material in a thorough process looking for what’s represented.

Petter Berg (b. 1993) is working with the tension between nature and urbanity, spontaneity and reason, as well as the human and the coldly constructed. Plastic Trust explores the paradox that lies in our society’s attraction to logic and order; despite the fact that our building blocks are highly emotional and subjective. With both great grievousness and subtle humour, it can be seen as a visualisation of the search for some preverbal connection between the things that make our world.

Magne Lyngvær (b.1988) makes enigmatic photographs of landscapes, objects and people in his life. His work springs from a fascination for his childhood home, a small island with an undercurrent of mystery and melancholy. His interest lays in the discomfort that can occur in everyday situations and familiar environments.

Christian Tunge (b. 1989) is the initiator of HEAVY Books. In Cites he creates imaginary landscapes based on discussions and pictures from the online community on skyscrapers; The SkyskraperCity Forum. It features impossible constructions, explorations of infinity and photographic processes.

HEAVY Books is supported by the Embassy of Sweden.

One Thousand Books

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Art Book Festival
Presented by Lodret Vandret

April 10 – 13, 2014
at Carlsberg Copenhagen

28 independent publishers from all of Northern Europe meet up in a supermarket in Copenhagen to sell books, greet their audience face to face and to share ideas and strategies with one another. The isles of the supermarket act as a visual and conceptual backdrop as the art books are sold alongside everyday groceries, to bibliophiles and the unexpecting shopper alike.

The aim of the event is to elevate the level, number and quality of art books coming out of our region by hosting an event where players in the field can meet, connect and share ideas and perspectives on current issues in the frame of publishing.

Akademin Valand (SE)
Arkiv for detaljer (DK)
B-B-B-Books (SE)
Blackbook Publications (SE)
Bronze Age Editions (UK)
Edition Taube (DE)
Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten (DK)
Fourteen-Nineteen (UK)
Hato Press (UK)
HEAVY Books (NO)
Hour Editions (DK)
Hurricane (DK)
Joachim Schmid (DE)
Journal (SE)
Kodoji (CH)
Libraryman (SE)
Lodret Vandret (DK)
MELK (NO)
MER. Paper Kunsthalle (BE)
Officin (DK)
Paul Paper (LT)
Publication Studio (SE)
Robandfugl (DK)
Rollo press (CH)
Sailor Press (SE)
Self Publish, Be Happy (UK)
Shelter Press (BE)
Space Poetry (DK)
Various artists table (00)

New Nordic Photography ’13

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Hasselblad Center
7 june – 18 august

New Nordic Photography is an annual group exhibition that highlights current photographic trends among young Nordic photographers. Participants compete for the coveted Victor fellowships to two different universities in the UK – Glasgow School of Art and the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham – and a studio residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, ISCP in New York. Eight finalists are chosen by a team of four curators to participate in the Hasselblad Center’s summer exhibition. In conjunction with the opening, an international jury will announce the winners.

Participants: Hannes Anderzén, Malin Bernalt, Savas Boyraz, Hallgerdur Hallgrimsdottir, Jonna Kina, Frida Klingberg, Christopher Landin, Santiago Mostyn.